Re: XForms: another menu bug, I think...

Rob Fletcher (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 10:06:29 +0100 (BST)

To subscribers of the xforms list from Rob Fletcher <> :

On Tue, 29 Jul 1997, Dr. T.C. Zhao wrote:

> To subscribers of the xforms list from "Dr. T.C. Zhao" <> :
> Would 60 seconds be considered a bug ? I think
> it is necessary for xforms to close the popup
> if it finds the popup has been opened way too long.
> The reason is that popup grabs both the mouse
> and keyboard, a necessary but dangerous thing to do,
> and too long a time might indicate a pseudo lockup
> situation. Whether 20s is enough is debatable, but this
> feature is not. I'll consider making the period
> longer, say, 40s or 60s.

Why not let the user configure this time? It may not be something
you would want to create yet more API for, but perhaps a nasty
global in the forms.h file could be hacked by systems admin
people (or more reliable users could do with a copy of the
header used locally, rather than from e.g. /usr/local/include)

Just a thought TC.

Regards, Rob
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